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President Trump sits in the Oval Office in January 2017. The only people in this photo who still work at the White House are Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Every president loses top staff during their first year in office, but an AP analysis of the latest White House filings has found that 37% of President Trump's staffers who worked in the 12-month period ending June 30 are now gone — a record for any president.

The big picture: As Axios Mike Allen reported last October, the massive staff exodus is "the biggest threat to the Trump presidency."

By the numbers:

  •  141 staffers who worked in the White House as of June 30 of last year have left.
  • 138 employees have been hired since then.
  • 61% of Trump’s senior-most aides have departed.
  • At 42%, Bill Clinton is the only president in the last five administrations to have similar senior-staff turnover rate, reports the AP.

Take note: The analysis didn't take into account staffers who arrived and exited during that yearlong period, such as former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted less than two weeks.

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House will transmit article of impeachment to Senate on Monday, Schumer says

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the House will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" on Monday.

Why it matters: The Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted.

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Private equity bets on delayed tax reform in Biden administration

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

In normal times, private equity would be nervous about Democratic Party control of both the White House and Congress. But in pandemic-consumed 2021, the industry seems sanguine.

Driving the news: Industry executives and lobbyists paid very close attention to Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearings this week, and came away convinced that tax reform isn't on the near-term agenda.

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New Energy Department roles look to animate Biden's campaign themes

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

The burst of Biden administration staffing picks announced yesterday revealed that the Energy Department (DOE) has newly created roles that reflect what President Biden called campaign priorities.

Driving the news: One new position is "director of energy jobs," which is being filled by Jennifer Jean Kropke. She was previously the first director of workforce and environmental engagement with Local 11 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

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